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How much are my Second Issue worth?

About Second Issue

Money was scarce during the Civil War, and coins of all denominations were hoarded. This brought about a major coin shortage. Desperate times called for desperate measures, and the United States government issued so-called fractional currency in denominations of less than $1 face. This practice lasted from 1862 through 1876, and during that 14-year period there were five distinct types of issues.

The Second Issue was printed from October 10, 1863 through February 23, 1867 in denominations consisting of 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, and 50 cents. All of these notes have an obverse design of George Washington located within a bronze oval frame. The reverse of each denomination is printed in a distinct color.

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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 5c (Fr. 1232)

Worth: $22.95 - $1,660
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 5c (Fr. 1233)

Worth: $25.65 - $650
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 5c (Fr. 1234)

Worth: $25.65 - $878
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 5c (Fr. 1235)

Worth: $27.00 - $2,000
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 10c (Fr. 1244)

Worth: $22.95 - $1,120
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 10c (Fr. 1245)

Worth: $22.95 - $1,020
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 10c (Fr. 1246)

Worth: $22.95 - $910
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 10c (Fr. 1247)

Worth: $33.75 - $1,090
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 10c (Fr. 1248)

Worth: $325 - $4,310
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 10c (Fr. 1249)

Worth: $47.25 - $2,500
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 25c (Fr. 1283)

Worth: $22.95 - $3,500
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 25c (Fr. 1284)

Worth: $22.95 - $3,500
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 25c (Fr. 1285)

Worth: $22.95 - $3,500
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 25c (Fr. 1286)

Worth: $22.95 - $3,500
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 25c (Fr. 1288)

Worth: $22.95 - $3,500
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 25c (Fr. 1289)

Worth: $47.25 - $2,310
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 25c (Fr. 1290)

Worth: $47.25 - $2,500
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 50c (Fr. 1316)

Worth: $27.00 - $1,440
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 50c (Fr. 1317)

Worth: $27.00 - $1,750
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 50c (Fr. 1318)

Worth: $27.00 - $1,120
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 50c (Fr. 1320)

Worth: $27.00 - $1,880
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 50c (Fr. 1321)

Worth: $40.50 - $1,150
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Head of George Washington in bronze oval frame. 50c (Fr. 1322)

Worth: $27.00 - $1,250
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